Book Review Blood, Ink and Fire


Imagine a world without books…
In the future, books are a distant memory. The written word has been replaced by an ever-present stream of images known as Verity. In the controlling dominion of the United Vales of Fell, reading is obsolete and forbidden, and readers themselves do not—cannot—exist.
But where others see images in the stream, teenager Noelle Hartley sees words. She’s obsessed with what they mean, where they came from, and why they found her.

Noelle’s been keeping her dangerous fixation with words a secret, but on the night before her seventeenth birthday, a rare interruption in the stream leads her to a mysterious volume linked to an underworld of rebel book lovers known as the Nine of the Rising. With the help of the Risers and the beguiling boy Ledger, Noelle discovers that the words within her are precious clues to the books of the earlier time—and as a child of their bookless age, she might be the world’s last hope of bringing them back.

Blood, Ink & Fire is a gripping, evocative tale that asks, who would we be without books?

Jan Review

I going to go against my usual stance and say the cover did not draw me in this one up for me it intrigued me but was not the reason i dove head first in to this book.  That blurb is what did a world with out books that the only sentence i needed to want to start this book.

If you read  Fahrenheit 451 or the giver then your in good company as this book has elements of both and it wrenches at your heart to read what happens to the books in this world and what people do to save those books.  It has elements of our modern world that have branched out and taken on lives all their own.   You also find beloved characters like Macbeth and Robin Goodfellow are you intrigued yet if so you got to pick this up and mark out some time in your schedule cause this is one to devour and live.



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